We have some excellent
news. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), at the request of Governor
Kaine, has completed an analysis
of the impact of the proposed development of 28,000 houses or more on Route
Adding tens of thousands
of houses in an area with little infrastructure and few jobs would obviously jam
our roads. It's great that we are finally getting some real analysis for something
that is basic logic. Now we can use the state's analysis to insist that our local
leaders do what makes sense for our community.
Virginia Department of Transportation has warned local officials that a proposal
to allow as many as 28,000 new houses near Dulles International Airport in Loudoun
County would create gridlock not only in southeastern Loudoun
but in neighboring Fairfax and Prince William counties as well."
Post, July 14
Says Project Would Jam Roads (Washington Post)
More press coverage
the VDOT letter (PDF)
Our next chance
to talk to the Board of Supervisors is at their business meeting
on Tuesday, July 18, at the County
Government Center during public comment which begins at 9:30
will discuss the Dulles South CPAM (the proposal for 28,000+
houses) later that afternoon.
officials say that these developers are making our lives better,
insist that they give us some real analysis. These new houses would
be behind the airport: ask
the Board of Supervisors to explain how they’re going
to get people to jobs east of the airport, since we can’t
build a road grid through the airport.
are talking about the future of our homes and our families, and
we deserve real answers, not marketing spin. We live in
one of the fastest growing counties in the nation, with 36,000 houses
in the pipeline. If more development really fixed our existing problems
with traffic, building new schools, etc., wouldn't our roads be
getting better and our taxes be going down?
reality is that the developers only pay for a fraction of the infrastructure
and none of the operating costs for the services needed by new residents.
our elected leaders that we don't need them to turbocharge our
county's growth. We have had enough -- and we're still getting plenty
Upcoming Public Meetings and Hearings
All public meetings and
hearings will be held at the County
Government Center. If you wish to comment but can't
your comments to the Board of Supervisors and be sure to include
your name and address.
Monday, July 17, 6:30
Public Hearing on the One Loudoun proposal (Ashburn/Sterling area) with the
July 18 at 9:30 AM
on the Dulles South CPAM (Route 50 West of Route 659/Gum Spring Road)
with the Board of Supervisors
Monday, July 24,
3:00-5:30 PM, 6:30 PM-on
Hearing on Loudoun's Rural Zoning with the Board of Supervisors
July 25 at 6:30 PM
Hearing on the Route 50/Arcola CPAM (Route 50 East of Route 659/Gum
Spring Road) with the Board of Supervisors
Says Project Would Jam Roads
By Amy Gardner, Washington Post
Transition CPAM Would Have 'Profound Effect'
By Dusty Smith, Leesburg Today
Endorses Transition CPAM
By Dusty Smith, Leesburg Today, 07/13/06
Release by the Coalition for Smarter Growth
for your support,
Campaign for Loudoun's Future
Say NO to gridlock
and YES to getting home in time to kiss our kids goodnight!
Thank Governor Kaine
for requesting the VDOT analysis
Governor Kaine for requesting this VDOT traffic analysis
and ensuring that it happened.
Tell Your Friends in
Fairfax and Prince William Counties
analysis showed that the Dulles South CPAM would gridlock
roads in Fairfax and Prince William Counties, too.
your friends in those counties and ask them to contact their
elected officials. Click
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